The Discipleship and Young Adult Departments of the South Queensland Conference (SQC) joined together recently to hold a “Leaders Life Group” for small group and Sabbath School leaders.
“Life groups/Sabbath School groups are the heartbeat of our Church,” said Alina van Rensburg, young adult ministry director for SQC. “They provide opportunities to connect, build authentic relationships, share in acts of service and mission, dig deeper into the Word and grow together.”
The Leaders Life Group was an opportunity for those already leading out in small groups and those hoping to lead in the future to come together to eat, share and be trained in leadership areas.
“If we want to see our Church come alive and become the movement we long to see, Spirit-filled life groups/Sabbath School groups must be at the centre. We want to provide opportunities for leaders to gather and grow together so that each of us can become disciples who multiply disciples,” she said.
Leaders are equipped and resourced and have the opportunity to connect with other leaders. The program started in 2017 as a pilot series. This year’s group met fortnightly over six weeks. Leaders could attend in person or online via Zoom.
“During our three sessions together, it was incredible to have so many of our leaders gathered together, being inspired, challenged, sharing life and getting into the Word,” Pastor van Rensburg said.